Listen, all yuh read that story about the Airport Rent Bill???? "
The Express obtained a copy of the Airports Authority collection report as of January 31, 2012 which stated that a total of $154,288,745 was owed by all tenants, including food providers, duty free shops, car rental services and airlines.
Of this figure, Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) owes some $60 million.
The AATT report listed all the concessionaires and the amount of monies owed as of January 2012.
Among the tenants who accumulated significant debts are Stechers's Ltd, Prestige Holdings, Total Local Promotions, Tee Wee Ltd, Royal Castle Ltd.
According to the report, although CAL is the main airline with the highest debt, other airlines such as LIAT, Continental Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and Redjet are also in debt.
Hadeed told the Express that all the accounts were analysed and letters were sent to all concessionaires."
That is not joke money in rent that the PNM refused to collect you know? That is more money than Kamla 2 oil beaker making. Me woulda shame!
And coming on the heels of state bodies not being audited and outstanding WASA dues now being collected I realise that we was reaaaaaaaal swimming in $$$$. I mean, if the country could have afforded to spend the way it spent money under the last regime....and still not collect rents, dues and monies owed to it. Big Wet Steupsssssssssssss!
Can anyone tell me how the Minister of Injustice Don Quixote Volney (aka Sour Care Bear)
aint get carted off to St. Ann's yet? He really is the People's Champion? They calling out yuh name Herbert? The man has stood in the roadways and public spaces of this country and said things that reveal he either deluded or living in an alternative reality and yet he is still out and about and getting paid! After passing judgement on a police investigation he actually defending his nonsense? Well, we vote for that, oui! But I say send him Tower D to write a letter of apology poste haste!
I am beginning to think that the UNC have a very small circle of friends....because every new political appointment barely has 2 degrees, much less 6 degrees of separation. You would think they would spread out the food eating a little wider and try and save face, so their rabid supporters would at least be able to say, "Look non-UNC people benefitting too.", the way PNM supporters are quick to point out that everybody eat ah food under Williams, Chambers and Manning....but no...no such luck, Omar Khan step down when he realise ppl will get wind of his doctored resume (the one that states he has a BSc in Engineering and an MBA from the IOB....neither of which are true) and now Mrs Wade Mark is T&TEC Chairperson. I going to suspend my disbelief and assume that all proper requirements were met and that Mrs Mark (wife of the Speaker of the House) is eminently qualified and suited for the post. But it looking bad and smelling like nepotism.
Laventille residents are speaking up and saying what we all know, and govt is choosing to ignore, but 21st century Policing isn't working in the area. Residents are calling for a return of mobile policing units within communities as well as a re-assessment of social and economic issues to see how best to tackle the current crime wave.
Little Aaliyah Johnson's body was laid to rest and a teenaged relative has been charged with her murder. The more details of this story I hear, the more I think that the Children's Bill, while extremely necessary (Get on it Verna...leave Cheryl Miller alone!), can't begin to scratch the surface of the problem. The story in today's Express shows a young woman caught in a vicious cycle that includes poverty, low self-esteem and bad life style choices all around. Where to start with uprooting the problem which I feel must start with a deterioration in family structures and communal support systems?
There's been a black out of significant portions of Trinidad ranging from Pt. Lisas to Diego Martin to Arima....mankind wake up this morning and cyah iron their school uniform and in some instances where no electricity means no water...PRESSURE!!!!!! Load shedding folks....
And, look out....today is Maha Sabha Monday....let's see if Sat Maharaj's claim that Sita Gajadharsing-Nanga is no longer the Principal at the Tunapuna Hindu School, despite the court order she filed to block her transfer, is going to lead to more kuchoor at the school.
It's Monday folks, the week wide open for more bobol and scandal.
De Vice Cyah Done!